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ATTACHMENT E 
Advisory Action of February 8, 2005 
"Advisory Action" 



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tTNlTED STATUS b^ARJMZ^* ^HOftSOT 



FHOTNAMHDISVENTGR 



26-0178 



7SW 



EXAMINER 



Attn Intellectual Property Counsel 
Schlumbergex Oilfield Services 
200 GiHiiygham Lane MD 200-9 
Sugar Land, TX 77478 



SCHLUMBERGER 

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PAPER NUMBER. 



2US 

DATE MAILED: W/Oft&OOS 



Please find below and/or attached an Office communication concerning this application or proceeding. 





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Advisory Action 
Before the Filing of an Appeal Brief 



~The MAILING DATE of this comrnunfoathn appears on the cover sheet with the correspondence address ~ 
THE REPLY FILED 12 January 2005 FAILS TO PLACE THIS APPLICATION IN CONDITION FOR ALLOWANCE. 

1. H Tba reply was fifed titer a final rejection, but prior fo filing 3 Notice of Appeal. To avoid abandonment of this application, 

applicant must timely file one of the following replies: (1) an amendment, affidavit, or other evidence, which places the 
^ application In condition for allowance; (2) a Notice of Appeal (wfch appeal fee) In compliance with 37 CFR 41.31; or (3) a 

Request for Continued Examination (RCE) in compliance With 37 CFR 1. 1 14. The reply must be hied within one of the following 
time periods: 

a) 13 The period for rcpr/ extras ^mor^ 

b) Q Tfca period for reply arrets en: (1) Ihe malDng date of tnis Advisory Action, or (2) the date set forth In the final rtgocfion, whichever fe leflor. fri no 

event, however, wii ft* statutory period for reply satire labor thah S fX MONTHS from the mailing data of the final rejection. 

Examiner Not* If box 1 is cheeked, check Either boat [a) or (b). ONLY CHECK BOX (b) WHEN THE FIRST REPLY WAS FILED WITHIN TWO 

MONTHS OP THE FINAL REJECTION. Sea MPEp 706.07m. 
E««tsion$of dmarwbfco^^ Tho data on which the p«taon under 37 CFR 1 /136{a) rfiH tJw *pproprte* «aen$lon fee haw 

been filed the date for purposes of detemtiriing Bus period of eaderulon and tha corresponding emountof lhafea. Tho cppropris»& wowwiori fee under 37 
CFR 1.17(a) iscateutetod from: (1) ewtss^iratfon date of the ahortoyd statutory period for reply orlotrtaiiyset in eiefina" Office action; or (2) as set forth in (b) 
abovfttfreftecfeed Any mpty received by The Office law than ihree month* &er tha rrfftfno. da» of the fimd rejec«on, **rn ff fcnefy fifed, may reduce my 
earned patent adjustment See 37 CFR 1 .704(0), 
NOTICE OF APFEAL 

2. Q The reply was Tiled after the date of filing a Notice of Appeal, but prior to the date of filing an appeal brief The Notice of Appeal 

was filed on , A brief in compliance with 37 CFR 4 1.37 must be Wed within two month* of the date of filing the Notice of 

Appeal [37 CFR 41.37(a)), or any extension thereof (37 CFR 41 .37(e)). to avoid dismissal of the appeal. Since a Notice of 
Appeal nas been filed, any reply must be filed within Che time period set forth in 37 CFR 4l.37(a>. 
AMENDMENTS 

3. O Thopro posed amendments) fifed after a final rejection, but prior to the date of filing a brief, wHi riot be entered because 

(e)Q They raise new Issues that would require further consideration and/or scorch (see MOTE below); 
(b)Q They raise the issue of new matter (see NOTE below); 

(o)L] They are not deemed to place the application in better form for appeal by materially reducmg or simplifying the issues for 
appeal; and/or 

(d)D They present additional claims without canceling a. corresponding number of finally rejected claims, 
NOTE: ; , (See 37 CFR 1,116 and 41-33(3)). 

4. □ The amendments are not In compliance with 37 CFR 1.121. See attached Notice of Non-Compliant Amendment (PTOL324> 

5. □ Applicants reply has overcome the following rejections): 

6. □ Newly proposed or amended daim(s) would be allowable if submitted in a separate, timely filed amendment canceling 

the non-allowable claim(s). 

7. 0 For purposes of appeal, the proposed amendments): a) □ will not be entered, or b) O w3l be entered and an explanation of 

how the new or amended claims would be rejected Is provided below or appended. 

The status of the dalm(s) is (or will be) as follows: 

C!alm(s) allowed: . 

Cfaim(s) objected toe 

Clalm(e) rejected: . 

QaJm(s) withdrawn from consideration: _ . 
AFFIDAVIT OR OTHER EVIPFNCE 

a Q The affidavit or other evidence filed. after a final action, but before or on the date of filing a Notice of Appeal will rjoj be entered 
because applicant fafiod to provide a showing of good and sufficient reasons why the affidavit or other evidence is necessary 
and was not earlier presented, see 37 CFR 1.116(e). 

9. □ The affidavit or other evidence filed after the date of tiling a Notice of Appeal, but prior to the date of filing a brief, will not bo 

entered because the affidavit or other evidence failed to overcome a(l rejections under appeal and/or appellant fails to provide* a 
Showing a good and sufficient reasons why it is necessary and was not earlier presented. Sec 37 CFR 41.33(d)(1). 

1 0. Q The affidavit or other evidence is entered. An explanation of the status of the daims alter entry is below or attached, 
REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION/OTHER 

1 1. 13 The request for reconsideration Mas beep considered but does NOT place the application in condition for allowance because: 
T^p finality of the_retectcor> Is proper: any arguments were in response to APPlLcj^'^arouments: aroumentg.foat GeoFrarna is 
not essential are notjjorsugsive: there is no enabling disclosure of Jhe ^friodeT in the specification - the sections cited bv 
Aoolteants are not enabling, and there is no Incorporation of enabling material: furthermore, Applicants still have not provided 
the requested.documents that consituta essential matter. 

12. □ Note the attached Information Disclosure Statements). (PTO/SB/06 or PTO-1449) Paper No(a). 

13. E3 Other. . 



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Application No, 
09/501 T 445 



NO. 860 P. 3- 



CAOETAL 



Examiner 
Hugh Jon&s 



Art Unit 



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PtQLr303 (Rev. 9-04) Advisory Action Before tfa» FSng of an App«*l Briof . PatofP^or No. 202200$ 




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PTO«B/17<12-04) 
Approved for use through 07/31/2006. OMB 0651-0032 
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 

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EffscUva on 12MW2004. 
Fobs pursuant to the O?/»S0«<W«J Aoonxrietons Act, 2005 Wft 4fl«0. 

FEE TRANSMITTAL 

For FY 2005 



□ Applicant claims small entity status. 37 CFR 1.27 



JOTAL AMOUNT OF PAYMENT | ($) 



450 



Complete if Known 



Application Number 



Filing, Pate 



First Named Inventor 



Examiner Name 



Art Unit 



Attorney Docket No. 



09/501.445 



February 10. 2000 



DiCao 



Hugh M. Jones 



2128 



26.0173 US 



METHOD OF PAYMENT (check all that apply) 



Check n Credit Card D Money Order ONone nOAer (pi identify) 

I /" I DePOSIt Account Di«)owtAceourtNumI»r.^°ilI?2 DepoBit Account Name: Scrtlwmborpjef K.K. 



For the abvve-RTentified deposit account, the Director is hereby authorised to; (check aR that apply) 

f/] Charge fee(s) indicated betow Charge fee<s) indicated below, except for the filing fee 

t2 2££?S7 CPF^^^T??^ UnctefP9ymWtS of fee(s) [/] Credit pny overpayments 

public. Credit card Information should not be Included on this form. Provide credit eerd 



WARNING: Information on this form may 
Information and authorization en PTO-2D&8. 



FEE CALCULATION 



1. 



BASIC RUNG, SEARCH, AND EXAMINATION FEES 










FILING FEES 


SEARCH FEES 


EXAMINATION FEES 


Application Typo 


Poem 


Small Entity 




Small Entity 




Small Entity 
Ewttt) 




Fee (&\ 


EhlCII 


FoofSl 


Utility 


300 


150 


500 


250 


200 


100 


Design 


200 


100 


100 


50 


130 


65 


Plant 


200 


100 


300 


150 


160 


80 


Reissue 


300 


150 


500 


250 


600 


300 


Provisional 


200 


100 


0 


0 


0 


0 


EXCESS CLAIM FEES 















Fees Paid (%\ 
0 



Fee Description 



Each claim over 20 or, for Reissues, each claim over 20 and more than in the original patent 50 
Each independent claim over 3 or, for Reissues, each independent claim more than in the original patent 200 



Small Entity 

EmlH Fee m 



25 
100 
180 



Muttipfe Dependent Claims 
Feeffr Fee Paid W 



Multiple dependent clai ms 360 
Total Claims Extra Claims Foe (S) Fae Paid (SI 

- 20 or HP = x 50 - 0 

HP - highest number of tntaJ claims paid for, ff greater than 20 

Indcp. Claims Extra Claims Feef$) Fee PaM fS) 

-3 or HP = x 200 - 0 

HP ■ nignest number of independent Oairr*s paid for. 3 Greater than 3 

3. APPLICATION SEE FEE 

If the Specification and drawings exceed 100 sheets of paper, the application size fee due is $250 (Si 25 for small entity) 
for each additional 50 sheets or fraction thereof. See 35 TJ3.C. 4I(a)<lXG) and 37 CFR 1.16Cs). 
Total Sheets Sfre^ft Number of each additional S0_ojJFractton_thoreef Poo ffl Fee Paid (%) 
- 100 - / 50 = 0 (round up to a whole number) x 2SQ = o 



4. OTHER FEE(S) 

Non-English Specification, 



$130 fee (no small entity discount) 



Foes Paid (%) 





Signature 


C^/^^y^^ 2 ^^^ #39.871 


Telephone 8V42-759-5202 


Name (Print/TyiM) 


William L. Wang 


Date March 17, 2005 



This collection of information ta required by 37 CFR 1 .1 36. The WormstlQn Is required to obtain or retain a benem by (he puWic which is to lilo (and by tho 
USPTO to procesa) an application. Contaentiamy is oovemerf by 35 U-S.C 133 37 CFR 1.14. TNs collection is ostimsted to take 30 minutes to oompteta 
including Gathering, preparing, twbmitting tho comtfetod astficattoft form to tho USPTO. Time wiO vary depending upon the Individual case. Any comments 
on the amount or tin* yov reojwro tooomptoto this form and/or suggestions for reducing this burden, should be sent to the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Patent 
and Trademark OTTico. U.S. Department of Commerce. P.O. Box 1 450. Atexandria VA 22313-1450. DO NOT SEND FEES OR COMPLETED FORMS TO THIS 
ADDRESS. SEND TO: Cornmfe&Joner for Patents, P.O. Box 1 450, Alexandria, VA 2231 3-1 450. 

// you need assistance In comptoting the form, can 1-800-PTO-9199 a/*r eefecf option 2. 



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PTO/SB/22 (12-04) 
Approved for use through 07/31/2005. OM8 0851-0031 
. . U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; U.S. DEPARMENT OF COMMeftce 

Under the paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no persona am required to respond to a coOectton of information unless If dlaplaya a valid 0M9 control number. 



PETITION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME UNDER 37 CFR 1.136(a) 

FY 2005 

(ftw pursuant to tf» ConaaikiBtod Appmprtattons *ct *O0ff <HM. 4918).) 



Docket Number (Optional) 
26.0178 US 



Application Number 09/501 ,445 



Hied February 10,2000 



For Di Cao 



| Examiner Hugh M. Jones 



Art Unit 2128 



The is a request under the provisions of 37 CFR 1 .136(a) to extend the period for filing a reply in the above identified 
application. 

The requested extension and fee are as follows (check time period desired and enter the appropriate fee below): 



Small Entity Fee 




$eo 


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$225 


s 


$510 


$ 


$795 


$ 


$1080 


s 



450 



□ One month (37 CFR 1.17(a)(1)) $120 
(71 Two months (37 CFR 1.17(a)(2)) $450 
Q Three months (37 CFR 1.17(a)(3)) $1020 
fl Four months (37 CFR 1.17(a)(4)) $1590 

□ Five months (37 CFR 1.17(aX5)) $2160 
| | Applicant claims small entity status. See 37 CFR 1.27. 

| | A check in the amount of the fee is enclosed. 

PH Payment by credit card. Form PTO-2038 is attached. 

fl The Director has already been authorized to charge fees in this application to a Deposit Account. 

j^l The Director is hereby authorized to charge any fees which may be required, or credit any overpayment, to 
1 — 1 Deposit Account Number 50-1122 . I have enclosed a duplicate copy of this Sheet 

WARNING: Information on this form may become public Credit card Information should not be Includod on tftte form. 
Provide credit card Information and authorization on PTO-2038. 

I am the [~^[ applicant/inventor. 

□ assignee of record of the entire interest. See 37 CFR 3.71 . 
Statement under 37 CFR 3.73(b) is enclosed (Form PTO/SB/96). 

f/"l attorney or agent of record. Registration Number 39 * 871 

□ attorney or agent under 37 CFR 1 .34. 
Registration number if acting under 37 CFR 1 .; 




March 17, 2005 



Signature 
William L. Wang, #39,871 



Date 

81-42-759-5202 



Typed or printed name 



Telephone Number 



NOTE; Signatures of ail the inventors or assignees of record of the entire interest or their roprosontatrvefs) am required. Submit mu triple forms if more than one 
signature is required, see below. 



f~| TotaJof 



forms are submitted. 



This collection of Information l& required By 37 CFR 1.13SO). The information is required to obtain or retain a benefit by the public which is to file (and by the 
USPTO to process) an application, Confioefttiafty is governed by 35 U.S.C. 122 end 37 CFR 1 .1 1 and 1.14. This cotfeelian & estimated to take 6 minutes to 
complete, including solnerfng, preparing, and submitting the completed application farm to me USPTO. Time wiD vary dep ending upon the individual case. Any 
comments on the amounl of time you require to complam this form and/or suggestions for reducine, mis burden, should bo sent to the Chief Information Officer. 
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. U.S. Department of Commerce. P.O. 3ox 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1*60. DO NOT SEND FEES OR COMPLETED 
FORMS TO THIS ADDRESS. SEMD TO- CwnmJaskyt^ fo* Patents, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 2231 3-1450. 

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